Just when you thought you loved yourself, go ahead- love yourself a little more.
We are all conscious creators on this planet, but many of us fail to realize the power of our thoughts and feelings. Our society encourages us to take action, to see progress, and to quantify our successes, but no results can take place if you don’t truly care for yourself on the inside.
Be your own biggest fan.
The world quickly changes when you realize your greatest success is fearlessly loving yourself.
Life will effortlessly fall into place when you care for, love, and respect the you that you were born to be. Everyone will have an opinion- but what is your own opinion about yourself?
Look within and listen to your heart.
Who do you want to be?
Once you know and embody the true you, you’ll see a change- a change within, a change around you, and a change in how you are treated. Once you treat yourself with the loving kindness you deserve, remarkable things will shine through.
Here is a great manifestation video from Aaron Doughty- 2019 is a powerful year for attracting what you desire. Get into your passion frequency, but first, it all starts with self-love!
Right when I needed it, I received the perfect comment on a post from earlier today. A dear friend- the friend who was right there for me every step of the way during my dark period in October 2016 (right before I came to Boston)- said:
“Ask yourself, ‘what would love do?’ Then do that.”
Ah, yes. Another perfect message at the perfect time.
This reminds me of “turning the other cheek.” Having compassion- even when others have hurt or wronged you- is one of the first steps to true freedom. Sure, sometimes it feels good to hold onto bitterness, anger, or resentment- but who is that really hurting?
When you can act with love, your entire life turns around. I’m not saying the other party will reciprocate the same kindness, but that doesn’t matter. This is about setting you free.
However, I am confident that person will remember your kindness.
And maybe, just maybe, they will even follow your example one day. 💞
It’s so interesting to see how living with a high vibration can change your everyday encounters with the people around you.
Case in point, at my last job (a stern law office with many unhappy people), my happy-go-lucky personality and friendly demeanor was, well, uncomfortable for others. It took me a month or two to realize this, but then after watching an episode of “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” I realized I probably had to tone it down a notch (does anyone know what episode I’m talking about? So good).
Nevertheless, I tried. I tried to “keep my head down,” stay quiet, and focus on work I had no interest in. It was nearly impossible though, because as a creative type and lightworker, I wanted to engage, connect, and make the office more pleasant. Alas, I was required to take orders from young attorneys who didn’t understand social media and type up documents I wasn’t trained on.
After three and a half months of this, I knew this legal job would be the last; as I stepped into the person I have learned I am, I needed to find a more suitable environment.
Perhaps this job would have worked well for me when I arrived in Boston in December 2016. I was broken yet optimistic, eager to learn yet still finding her footing. The structure of a more corporate environment could have shaped me into a completely different person than I am today- but fortunately, I was surrounded by healing, artistic, loving people who taught me the joys of meditation, kindness, and self-love.
That brings me to today- over a year and a half after I first arrived in Boston to start a new life. I have come a long way since that chilly December morning when I landed at Logan Airport, and my self-discovery journey will continue every day for the rest of my life.
In my first Mindful in Style YouTube video, I chatted about how carrying a high vibration can affect you (and others) in even a fun, energetic environment where you feel of service and (think you) fit in. Something small, yet still stung, happened today- but I was able to quickly put it into perspective.
Perhaps I could have taken their comments the wrong way, or perhaps others actually were being cruel- but as I left my new job today, I heard people making fun of me when they thought I had left.
Had I not used a goofy word, “weekend-ish,” been so upbeat, or flat out said “this job is fun,” perhaps they wouldn’t have teased me. Maybe it didn’t matter what I did. Maybe they’re going through their own issues. Despite the reasons, it does not matter.
I don’t have to let the outside world determine my internal condition.
As I looked at Boz the bear when I came home today, I smiled and sat on my bed. I remembered how far I have come, and how petty frustration or sensitivity is so unimportant in my life today. I can finally say goodbye to the defensive, snappy person with a guard up and a chip on her shoulder and live with grace, not aggression.
Hopefully those people enjoy their weekend as much as I do, and maybe, just maybe, they’ll use the word “weekend-ish” one day, too.